The USS HALSEY DDG 97 was commissioning at Coronado Naval Station
, San Diego, California
on July 30,2005. Senator of Arizona
, the Honorable John McCain was the Principal Speaker. Program Executive Officer for Ships, Rear Admiral Charles S. Hamilton ll, US Navy was the keynote speaker. Among the many attendance of the distinguished guests on the platform, retired Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer ( Father of Aegis ) was present for the 73rd consecutive times on the commissioning occasions. This “ world class “ warship was built in Pascagoula, Mississippi by men and women of Northrop Grumman Ship System. USS HALSEY is the 47th of the Aleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer and the 73rd Aegis warship of the line.